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Sep 30, 2012 2:30am EDT
budget. but back then we had planes that couldn't fly for lack of spare parts or pilots. we had navy vessels that couldn't leave harbor because of lack of crew or, again, lack of spare parts. today we're well on our way to a 600-ship navy. we have 543 at present. we have -- our military, the morale is high. i think the people should understand that two-thirds of the defense budget pays for pay and salary, or pay and pension. and then you add to that food and wardrobe, and all the other things, and you only have a small portion going for weapons. but i am determined that if ever our men are called on, they should have the best that we can provide in the manner of tools and weapons. there has been reference to expensive spare parts, hammers costing $500. well, we are the ones who found those. i think we've given the american people back their spirit. i think there's an optimism in the land and a patriotism, and i think that we're in a position once again to heed the words of thomas paine, who said, "we have it in our power to begin the world over again.' >> thank you, mr. reagan. mr. m
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 12:00am EDT
when he came to these shores and joined the royal navy and was part of britain winning the war. now of course my parents didn't tell me what career to go into. my late father, as some of you know, wouldn't agree with many of the things i stand for. he would've loved the idea of red ed. [laughter] but he would have been a little bit disappointed that it isn't true. my mum probably doesn't agree with me either, but like most mums is too kind to say so. and look when i was younger i wasn't certain i wanted to be a politician. but i do believe the best way me for to give back to britain, the best way to be true to my faith, is through politics. now that is not a fashionable view today. because millions of people have given up on politics, they think we're all the same. well i guess you could say i am out to prove them wrong. that is who i am. [applause] that is what i believe. that is my faith. and i know who i need to serve in britain with my faith. it's the people i've met on my journey as leader of the opposition. the people who come up to me on trains, in the street, in shops who ask m
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 10:00am EDT
highest number per capita of any state. the, the pentagon, the great navy base in norfolk, the home of the coast guard station, many, many places where men and women in uniform proudly serve. it was the pentagon on a virginia's soil that was one of the places attacked on 9/11. i think that perhaps our roots going back to the first commander in chief, general and president george washington, give us that unique sense of when it comes to serving in the military. while most said the jobs in the economy and get and things of that nature, economic issues, are at the forefront of people's minds, some of the events of the past few weeks have put the issue of foreign policy front and center once again. no matter what the economy needs, america's role as the leader of the free world is always an issue of importance not only for americans, but around the world. there are many uncertainties, and you see them on the daily news. the arab spring has created a number of new leaders in many places, egypt, libya, other places. mitt romney will be the leader, i believe, who will help to forge new strate
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 8:00pm EDT
have fewer ships in the navy today that any time since 1917? the air force is older and smaller in its fleet than at any time since 1947 when it was formed. you know our troops were stretched to the limit in iraq and afghanistan, and yet he wants to shrink the number of troops, shipbuilding, purchases of aircraft. i will take us in a different direction. i will maintain a military second to none that is so strong no one will ever test us, we will add to our navy, air force, and to our active-duty personnel. >> usa! >> one of the great experiences i have had is meeting men and women who have served in our military. i deeply respect and appreciate the sacrifice that they have made, and i appreciate the sacrifice of their families and those that have been lost and their families. i wonder if those who are here today who have served in the military or are serving will please to raise their hands and be recognized. wow. thank you. this is a beautiful corner of god's creation, but that wonderful line from one of our national hymns comes to mind, "oh beautiful, for heroes proved in liberating
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
fewer ships in the navy today that any time since 1917? the air force is older and smaller in its fleet at any time since 1947 when it was formed. you know our troops were s stretched to the limit, and yet he wants to shrink the number of troops, shipbuilding, purchases of aircraft. i will take us in a different direction. i will maintain a military second to none that is so strong no one will ever test us, we will add to our navy, air force, and to our active-duty personnel. >> usa! >> one of the great experiences i have had is meeting men and women who have served in our military. i deeply respect and appreciate the sacrifice that they have made, and i appreciate the sacrifice of their families. and those that have been lost and their families. i wonder if those who are here today who have served in the military or are serving will please to raise their hands and be recognized. wow. thank you. this is a beautiful corner of god's creation, but that wonderful line from one of our national hymns comes to mind, " oh beautiful, for heroes for liberating strife." i love our national h
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 1:00am EDT
great experience in learning leadership at the finest level. i practiced it for eight years in the navy. up was lucky to get into the computer business at that time -- i was really lucky to get into the computer business at that time. i started my own company and it all worked out. people bought computers but they could not use them. they could not make the software. so we would sell the whole thing. hardware, software, we operated 24 hours a day, seven days a week. that went over the world and the whistle that to general motors -- and then we sold that to general motors. then i started a new company that was very successful also. it is now a part of dell. >> are the presidential campaigns the most surprising part of your life when you look back? >> it was a tough experience. >> you can say i see what i did what i did in terms of my public education, my military service and business career but what made me decide to run for president? >> this was not that rational but that was something i stuck with. if you do not have a well educated population, it is even less rational. if we can get
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 2:00pm EDT
think jennifer dobson and her staff, the facilities and public relations teams, the navy and technology folks, and everyone else who has helped put this together, including the staff at the earthrights international. this is being co-sponsored by a program on comparative and environmental law and the international legal studies program. before i introduced the speakers, for those interested, we are also hosting a conference october 15 about the human rights system. you can check the website for more information about that conference. in its first argument of the term, the supreme court heard the arguments in -- rearguments in kiobel versus dutch petroleum, under the human rights claims act court. -- tort. we talk about the alien tort statute. in the order in which they are speaking, to my left is katie redford, the co-founder and u.s. office director of earthrights international. paul hoffman is the lead counsel for the plaintiffs. john bollinger -- bellinger is a former legal adviser for the department of state and offered an amicus brief. andrew grossman is a little fellow with the he
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am EDT
particular sports broadcasting, join the army, join the marines, join the navy, get an education. they never said go to war -- they said get a degree. how appealing is that to a young guy with ambition but who can in no way afford college? you do a few years in the service, get under way, get a life. that is the way the military service was offered up. it was a huge dose of patriotism as well, of course, but -- so i do not think my story had any particular effect. i do not think walter's story had that much of an effect, honestly. it was when the casualties start to get over 100 a week, the sons of middle-class families were being lost, that is when, never mind the students protesting, when their parents started to protest. when vietnam in effect was a lost cause. >> what is your take on the iraq and afghanistan coverage? >> there virtually is no coverage. except when something really horrible happens. to most americans, quite honestly, it is what war? most americans are not effected by this. it is the sons and daughters of working-class americans, pretty much, and people whose families live
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
pentagon, the great navy base in norfolk, the home of the coast guard station, many, many places where men and women in uniform proudly serve. it was the pentagon on a virginia's soil that was one of the places attacked on 9/11. i think that perhaps our roots going back to the first commander in chief, general and president george washington, give us that unique sense of history when it comes to serving in the military. while most said the jobs in the economy and get and things of that nature, economic issues, are at the forefront of people's minds, some of the events of the past few weeks have put the issue of foreign policy front and center once again. no matter what the economy needs, america's role as the leader of the free world is always an issue of importance not only for americans, but around the world. there are many uncertainties, and you see them on the daily news. the arab spring has created a number of new leaders in many places, egypt, libya, other places. mitt romney will be the leader, i believe, who will help to forge new strategic alliances and create a very clear policy
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 2:00pm EDT
learning leadership at the finest level and getting to practice it for 8 years in the navy. i was lucky to get in the computer business, and i had all these ideas that ibm was not interested in, and i started my own company. it all worked out, because people bought computers but could not use them. they could not make the software. we would sell the whole thing, a completely finished package, hardware, software, and that went on all over the world, and sold that off to general motors of all places. then started a new company and that was barry successful also. it is now -- and that was a very successful also. >> it is now part of dell. >> the presidential campaign, when you look back, you could say why i did what i did in terms of my public education, man military service. whatever made me decide for run for president? >> those other things were more rational. that was something we stuck with. it is human nature. people vote, and if you do not have a well-educated population, it is less rational. if we could ever get back to a block-educated population, people would do a much bett
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
on the news. things will be cut, especially in the navy. there are many people in afghanistan and they will go out with no retirement. as far as romney, i'm not happy with him either. host: our next call is kevin on the line from the democrats. caller: my view on paul ryan is that his health-care plan, the vouchers, it allows an increase based on inflation. in the last 10 years the cost of health care has gone up 11% per year. so it would be up to the individual voucher holder to pay the difference. this has had a tremendous impact on the votes of older people. recent polls show older people are leaving the republican party because of the direct impact of paul ryan as being chosen as vice president. host: let's hear from john in pennsylvania on the independent line. good morning. will the vice-presidential candidates impact your vote? are you there? let's try missoni in fort worth, texas. -- tony in fort worth, on the democratic line. caller: yes, i think it will impact the vote, for me in particular. during the primaries, i think mitt romney and saw that a generic candidate would
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 10:00am EDT
power. we'll have the smallest ground force since 1940. the smallest navy since world war i. and the smallest tactical fighter force in the history of our country. that is what the sequester would do. how do we manage down the debt and deficit so we can pay more of the tax dollars to the interest burden? mr. pell wants to raise taxes -- mr. powell wants to raise taxes. we have a terrible economy. how do you help them? by creating more jobs and opportunities. get government out of the business of making it so difficult. allow for small business people to start to invest again. we want to be investing in our future. that is what we need to do. we need an agenda that is pro- growth. you heard mr. powell say he is not for voting with his party all the time. is obamacare something he supports? >> the sequester is a bad idea. he supported it last year and you do not supported this year. it is very simple. i'm not against small businesses. i am a small businessman. it is about what is good for the country. if we reform the taxes, no one will be paid too much. look at bowles-simpson. ay it i
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
not had a show regarding what happens over in libya with the two navy seals? if this was under a republican administration, you would have had days of this. there's so much going on there and there is a much we don't know. there is a case where someone was elected, our senator al franken, when the election first ended, coleman was a head for -- was dead for -- host: stick to the topic. ♪ caller: you interrupted me. democrats tried not to allow the overseas military both in florida. i think it is disgraceful that they won felons to both of our dear soldiers who are willing to put their life on their line for america, they step in the way and make it difficult for them to vote. cspan need to do a show of libya and what happens to our tortured ambassador. guest: what happened in flore was pretty much a catalyst that got a lot of awareness out there. the ballots were not getting counted on time. i will not get involved in a partisan issue on that because this has happened under both democratic and republican administrations. we all have to take ownership of this. the military has b
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 1:00pm EDT
years in the navy. i was lucky to get in the computer business, and i had all these ideas that ibm was not interested in, and i started my own company. it all worked out, because people bought computers but could not use them. they could not make the software. we would sell the whole thing, a completely finished package, hardware, software, and that went on all over the world, and sold that off to general motors of all places. then started a new company and that was barry successful also. it is now -- and that was a very successful also. >> it is now part of dell. >> the presidential campaign, when you look back, you could say why i did what i did in terms of my public education, man military service. whatever made me decide for run for president? >> those other things were more rational. that was something we stuck with. it is human nature. people vote, and if you do not have a well-educated population, it is less rational. if we could ever get back to a block-educated population, people would do a much better job at the ballot box. >> do you think if we had a perot administration, th
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 8:00pm EDT
and getting to practice it for 8 years in the navy. i was lucky to get in the computer business, and i had all these ideas that ibm was not interested in, and i started my own company. it all worked out, because people bought computers but could not use them. they could not make the software. we would sell the whole thing, a completely finished package, hardware, software, and that went on all over the world, and sold that off to general motors of all places. then started a new company and that was barry successful also. it is now -- and that was a very successful also. >> it is now part of dell. >> the presidential campaign, when you look back, you could say why i did what i did in terms of my public education, man military service. whatever made me decide for run for president? >> those other things were more rational. that was something we stuck with. it is human nature. people vote, and if you do not have a well-educated population, it is less rational. if we could ever get back to a block-educated population, people would do a much better job at the ballot box. >> do you think i
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 7:00am EDT
that. i do not know. they started this 401k thing somewhere along the line when i was in the navy. they expect people to put money in their to save for their future when they cannot even afford to live. it does not make any sense to me. the american dream has definitely downsized. the american dream -- you work hard, you put a little bit of money away if you get a decent living wage. $10 an hour is not it. host:a tweet from marcus. we have been talking about the american dream in part because of a story on the front page of "the washington post." it looks at a manassas, virginia pull owner -- pull business owner. how he is fighting to believe in the american dream. thanks for all of your calls this morning. coming up we will take a closer look at president obama and mitt romney's tax plans with a round table discussion. and then later, ken rudin joins us. first, we preview the weekend talk shows. guest: the topics include campaign 2012, the latest jobs report, and the economy. we read air the programs beginning with "meet the press." newt gingrich, former republican presidential c
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